Video from auction of Rod Blagojevich’s stored items at Boyer-Rosene Moving and Storage Thursday.
Almost 100 bidders came out for an auction at Boyer-Rosene Moving and Storage for a chance to bid for pictures, personal files, statues and other items formerly owned by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Some of the items included Elvis Presley memorabilia. The auction was held today after Friends of Blagojevich, which had been renting the space since 2002, failed to pay an outstanding storage bill, and failed to reply to attempts to collect payment by the moving and storage company Bekins Boyer-Rosene.
The bidders laughed when an award plaque for ‘Political Leadership’ was put up for bidding. It went for $120. The crowd also laughed when the auctioneer announced that a set of law books were next — “highlighted, but I think he highlighted with black,” said the auctioneer.
A life-sized statue of Elvis Presley, which went for $20,500, was the top prize at the auction. Otherwise, items were hauled out of seven 7’x7’x5′ wooden crates. One crate was auctioned off in total, with contents unknown starting at $1200 — the bidding actually went down.
All of the money proceeds raised are being donated to Children’s Memorial Hospital.